The Clutch Riddim
Lockecity Music Group / Truckback Records
Digital Release
June 25, 2013

Track list
  1. New Kidz - Nuh Fear (Raw)
  2. New Kidz - Nuh Fear (Radio)
  3. Beenie Man - Make Money
  4. Elephant Man - Bad Wi Bad (The Extractors)
  5. Jus Chris - Quenger Dem (Raw)
  6. Jus Chris - Quenger Dem (Radio)
  7. Chico - Out In The Streets (One Link) (Raw)
  8. Chico - Out In The Streets (One Link) (Radio)
  9. Bawse Dawg - More Plans
  10. Flexxx - Young Veteran
  11. Double Muffler Riddim Version
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
Since they bursted on the scene in 2007 with the release of their breakthrough "Gearbox" riddim -- mainly popularized through its lead track "Click My Finger" by Erup, which had notable chart success worldwide -- the Locke brothers, Steve and Adrian, have unleashed a notable amount of riddims that are named after truck parts. What else could you expect with a recording studio built inside the cargo compartment of a retired - but still working - container truck and a label name like Truckback.

The latest project in the, let's say, 'truck parts' series is the uptempo "Double Muffler" riddim. The latter, with its hard hitting bassline and an emphasis on snare drums, features the usual suspects, Man and Elephant Man, but also talented Jamaican artists who are trying hard to become on of the mainstays in the ultra competitive dancehall arena. Singjay New Kidz (real name Anthony Bennett), who recently released his debut album "Check" on Truckback Records, fully displays his mix of husky deejaying and melodic chanting on "Nuh Fear". All in all this solid cut with its clever lyrics is a good opener for this 'one riddim' set, which instead of including three radio friendly versions of tunes done by New Kidz, Jus Chris and Chico, would probably have been better off with giving some efforts a different mix to avoid boredom. Besides New Kidz, it are Beenie Man and Chico, who do this riddim real justice.

"Double Muffler" is a mad juggling riddim that will surely find its way to the hardcore dancehall fan.